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       A New Musical

by James Lapine and William Finn

From the Tony Award winning team of James Lapine ('Into The Woods,' 'Sunday In The Park With George') and William Finn ('25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’ “Falsettos"), comes a musical comedy about one modern family's unexpected route to brighter days. Based on the Academy Award-winning film, 'Little Miss Sunshine' is an outrageously funny and surprisingly touching new musical

     Production Team

Director: Tyler Eldridge

Musical Director: Tara Oorjitham

Stage Manager: Cassidy Bodenham

Performance Dates: November 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, 24, 25, 29 & 30 December 1st - 2018

If you are not able to make all of the above dates unfortunately we cannot see you at auditions.

Venue: Stirling Theatre, Morris Place Innaloo

Rehearsals: Sunday afternoons and two week nights that will be determined by cast availability commencing 19th of August.

Not all cast will be required at all rehearsals.

Audition Date: Sunday, August 5th

Venue: Stirling Theatre, Morris Place Innaloo

Time: 9am - 4pm; you will be booked into 30 minute time slots.

Preparation: Prepare a song in Music Theatre style. Please provide a backing track. (iPod/USB/phone only)

You may be asked to perform a cold reading or sing sections from the show. This will be provided on the day.

Listen to the songs:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_mWYgcUzsw&list=PLFBsR4X5Xno1QiO5jNmAasuZsT8KH9U55

To book an audition time please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


  Richard Hoover

Olive’s father and Sheryl’s husband, looks like he plays golf or sells insurance (or both), has a sunny disposition in the cloudiest of situations, a constant optimist and motivator, must have a strong baritone or lyric baritone sound.

Sheryl Hoover 

A working mother who is constantly stressed, she loves her crazy family and will do anything to keep them together, she is level-headed, pragmatic, responsible, the most ''normal'' in the family, she is a good mom but she is often overwhelmed with the huge task of reigning in the powerful personalities of her unconventional family, mezzo soprano with strong belt.


Richard’s formerly estranged father. The family patriarch, a heroin addict with a wicked sense of humour, has an unbreakable bond with his granddaughter, Olive, must be able to sing and be musically rhythmic, must be nimble and move well.

Olive Hoover

The youngest member of the Hoover Family and aspiring beauty queen. Gender: Female Age: 8 to 12

*Note: Olive auditions will take place 21st July please email for more details*

Dwayne Hoover

To play age 15 to 19, a Nietzsche-reading troubled teenager who has taken a vow of silence until he can accomplish his dream of becoming a test pilot, driven, withdrawn from his family, must sing very well and have a great sense of comic timing.

Uncle Frank

Sheryl's brother, a college professor and a suicide wannabe, an incredibly wise and intellectual gay man torn apart after a horrible breakup with his now ex-boyfriend, must have a strong, big voice and a keen sense of comedic timing.

Joshua Rose/Kirby

 Very attractive, must sing well and have a great sense of comic timing; Josh is the rival ex-boyfriend of Frank; Kirby is a techie at the Little Miss Sunshine Pageant.

Larry Sugarman/Buddy Dean Gardner  

 Must have a fantastic baritenor/tenor voice, must have excellent comedic timing; Larry is Frank’s ex-boyfriend’s new lover, a rival Proust expert and toad-like college professor; Buddy is the eccentric and overly-committed emcee of the Little Miss Sunshine pageant.

 Vocal range top: A4 Vocal range bottom: B2

Miss Cailfornia/Linda

 The reigning Miss California, should be physically fit and polished, must sing extremely well with a high pop belt and have a great sense of comic timing.

Vocal range top: D5

Vocal range bottom: A3







































CImportant dates for your diary:  Tuesday 5th September at 7.30pm for a reading of the play and open auditions will be held on Saturday 9th September at 12noon.

Directors for 2018

fran150    andrew150  

Fran Gordon            Andrew Watson

carryn150  andie150

Carryn McLean      Andie Holborn

scarlett150  tyler150

Scarlett Greenock    Tyler Eldridge

also Cassidy Pemberton